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Adrienne Barbeau Stares Down the Proverbial Blank Page

Adrienne Barbeau--best known to horror fans for her distinctive roles in a handful of John Carpenter films, as well as "Swamp Thing" and "Creepshow"--has informed Fangoria that she is penning a vampire novel. But she's not going it alone. Says Barbeau, "I have a co-author, because I don’t think I’m a person who can create a story ... to come up with a story idea is not a talent I possess." Apparently neither is self-promotion.

I don't know about you, but as much as I've enjoyed Barbeau's acting chops, it's hard to believe she's going to set the literary world on fire with that kind of attitude. There should probably be a line somewhere, no? A line at which you weigh the odds of enjoying a first novel by someone who doesn't feel herself capable of procuring an idea from the ether, against the very real possibility that your favorite book is still out there somewhere, waiting for you to discover it.--Pete Mesling

Posted by Pete on February 14, 2006 10:57 PM
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no problem promoting my memoir, pete. i think you're going to love it.

-- Posted by: adrienne barbeau at February 15, 2006 7:55 PM

Don't know what I think of this... this is a fictional story? Wow. If she was doing something like "Biography of a Scream Queen," that would be something. Otherwise, I think Adrienne is very lucky that she had those two very prized assets back in the 70s. And I think you know which two I am talking about.

-- Posted by: Rachel at February 17, 2006 8:51 AM

Well, in fact, her memoir is in the can, so to speak, and online retailers are taking advance orders. It was a disservice not to mention "There Are Worse Things I Could Do" in my original post, because I *am* looking forward to that book. I'm just a little nervous about the vampire novel.

-- Posted by: Pete at February 23, 2006 1:13 AM

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